It takes someone who has ridden the Tour de France to really know it. While looking for podcasts to fill downtime during a biking trip to France this summer I found “Stages" podcast with Lance Armstrong. I ended up listening to the daily recap of the Tour de France from Lance and his sidekick JB Hager, a morning disc jockey in Austin, TX and occasional guest George Hincapie. Lance explained in the first episode that they converted an old air stream trailer to a studio and obtained a few sponsors to offset costs. The name of the podcast represents the stages of the Tour, and our lives.
A self supported bike tour of Mississippi in May, 2017 provided an opportunity to explore civil war history at one's own schedule.
“Why Mississippi?” Dan Engle, speaker at the October 17, 2017 monthly Evanston Bicycle Club meeting said that is the question he hears most when people find out about his bicycle trip. In May, 2017 Dan bicycled 550 miles from Jackson to Memphis, Tennessee and he did it solo. He took a train from Evanston to Jackson with his Trek 520 touring bike outfitted to carry 50 pounds of gear.